Corrosion inhibitors are important components in the formulation of water-miscible metalworking fluids. Their main function is to minimise the corrosive effects of water-based fluids on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Besides, corrosion inhibitor components, as a function of their chemical composition can also provide emulsification, lower foaming tendency, and enhanced lubricity making them useful multifunctional additives. Metalworking fluid applications include soluble oils, semi-synthetic and fully synthetic fluids as well as cleaners.
Corrosion inhibitors components provided by Lankem can be used to boost corrosion inhibition properties of water based fluids for steel, iron, aluminium, and other metals. These products are based on phosphate esters, alkanolamides, imidazolines and fatty acid esters.